Rep. Vicki Kraft's Email Updates


Dear Friends and Neighbors, The scheduled 60-day legislative session ended on March 8. For the first time since 2014, we adjourned on schedule. In this email update, I will be sharing...

It's that time of year again, and I'm not referring to the snowfall or the fact that March is right around the corner. In Olympia, it's practically become an annual tradition...

When I came to Olympia, I made a promise to promote and sponsor legislation that brings a higher level of accountability to state government. Accountability and fiscal responsibility need to be...

After several months of tough negotiations, lawmakers approved the state’s two-year construction budget. As you know, the capital budget provides funding for infrastructure needs across Washington State, including the 17th District.

Lawmakers from all over the state returned to the Capital this week to begin work. The session officially began at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including...

To give something up, or go without, is not something most of us do on a daily basis. But for service men and women, sacrifice is not just a word, it's...

Although the state's capital budget hasn't been fully approved by the Legislature, I remain optimistic it will be passed. For now, I believe it's important to provide information to community organization...

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, cordially invites you to attend a Capital Budget Grant Workshop. The event is being organized in order to assist local and non-profit organizations in identifying and applying...

At the conclusion of the longest legislative session in state history, 193-days, the Legislature was able to agree on education funding policy changes that will provide more than $7.3 billion to...

The Legislature’s current special session is scheduled to end July 20. Two weeks ago, a partial government shutdown was averted when the lawmakers approved a new two-year operating budget. Although it...